Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Almost first post of 2009

It's around 11:00 on New Year's Eve. I've tried all day to write an end of the year post but it just hasn't happened.

The girls are determined to stay awake..right now they are half asleep in the living room floor. They have played the Wii until they can't play anymore. :)
Chad is reading a book he got for Christmas and I'm doing my best not to cough all over this computer! I'm going to have sanitize this thing!

Like most of you, I've committed to memorizing more scripture in this new year. I thought I would share my first few verses tonight.

James 1:19-22

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (ESV)

If you asked me what one thing God taught me in 2008 I would have to say that we worked on motives. What my motives are/were did they line up with His, etc... and also a year of preparation. Looking back I see just how intense some of it was. I have a feeling because of several things going on in my life, that the new year will be putting into action what He has called me to.

He has called us all to something, we are all born to do something very specific for God. I get the very strong impression that while 2008 was a year of "hearing" and preparation, 2009 is going to be a year of "doing" for me. We'll see what He does!

How about you? What is God impressing on your heart for this new year?


twinkle said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm glad you came away blessed! May God bless you richly in this new year. Powerful message in those verses you've chosen. I have really been blessed by this challenge and I know God has some great plans for this. Let us keep sharpening the Sword. Evidently we will have many opportunities to share His Word and work on ourselves with His Word.

Holly said...

To walk WITH Him...a doing word, like yours, I think.

Praying for you and so blessed by you!

Heather said...

I can't wait to hide more scripture in my heart this year. He is so good to allow us so much grace and mercy. Praying blessings for you- Happy New Year!

jodi said...

Not completely sure but something is up with my marriage. God's been dealing with me on that ever since I went to Honduras this summer. I just started the Love Dare and it's been much harder than I anticipated. A lot of pain and sadness coming to the surface that goes back a long time. I'd write more about it on my blog but my mom reads it, and I have to be sensitive to that for her sake and my husbands. BUT...I believe it's for my own good and I'm looking forward to 2009!

Heather C said...

The word I keep hearing Him whisper to my soul is "diligence". I'm studying all I can about this topic in His Word and feeling Him calling me to be more diligent in all of my life. There are so many various roles He has given me to play, and all of them could benefit from more intentional diligence on my part. Mostly, I want to be diligent to hear His voice, receive His correction, and walk in obedience to His will for my life. Whew. Tall order. But he can accomplish it in me... :)

Jennifer said...

I have that same feeling. 2008 was a year of preparation for me too! I am excited for 2009!

Be Blessed!


BethAnne said...

I am just waiting to hear what He has for me this year........just waiting.